Gamification at Think Through Math
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Teaching Game Design Thinking The learning technology company ThinkThroughMath was considering how to begin including gamification in their online products and asked me to give them some ideas about how this might work. This is a presentation I gave to … Read More

Discrete Math Tutors
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Using the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) Students were struggling in a college course and the instructor couldn’t figure out why. I used data from computer logs to determine where students ran into trouble and investigated the reasons why these sections … Read More

Collaborative Process of Scientific Inquiry
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New Framework for Learning Scientific Method A large team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University was studying educational games for teaching about science to younger students, but they struggled to integrate Social/Emotional Learning into topics as didactic as the scientific … Read More

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Moodle Design and Management Online learning management systems are notoriously ugly and unfriendly to users. So when the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh decided to launch an online certificate program, they made the aesthetics and … Read More

Instructor Guides Project
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Aligning and Standardizing Courses The Institute for Clinical Research Education has a series of courses taught by teams of instructors, often changing year-to-year. To help instructor’s prepare for courses more efficiently, I developed instructor guides containing everything that the current … Read More

Slide Redesign
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Making Instructors Look Good Several times instructors have asked for help updating their lecture slides, often as part of moving the course online. I was able to use both instructional design and graphic design principles to improve the slides’ ability to communicate … Read More

Idea 2 Impact Course
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Maintaining Instructor Presence Online Babs Carryer of the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute was developing a new course on innovation and the development of medical technology. Since this course would be taught in a flipped format, Ms. Carryer recorded lectures … Read More

PCOR Studies Workbook
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A Guide to Writing a Grant Application Dr. Doug Landsittel taught a free online course on comparative effectiveness research (CER) available to people underrepresented in the clinical research community. Much of the course was intended to be practical as well … Read More

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Published by Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn College One part of Glencairn Museum’s mission is to support the study of “the spiritual history of the human race” as described in the theological works of Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century scientist, philosopher … Read More

Research Project Website
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Accessing the Crowd for Innovation A website is important to a project that investigates crowd-driven phenomena. This project was specifically looking at how crowds could be leveraged to assist in teaching innovation in design. We did find that students could … Read More